Well, its here. 2015. Kinda feels like yesterday, except I’m exhausted from celebrating the arrival of the New Year.
What a great way to start off the new year. I slept until 11 am. I guess two naps yesterday didn’t quite get the job done. I swear. Two naps. Those of us who are over 50 know exactly what I mean.
Without the naps, we’d call it quits around 9:30. But last night’s party began at 9:30 and since I didn’t want to be the guy curled up on the love seat, sound asleep, snoring and drooling, I decided I needed to nap as much as possible.
We left the party shortly after the clock struck 12 and the guy on tv took his shirt off, (what was that about?) and went home. I finally gave out about 2 am. My wife was still going strong. Ah, to be 40 again.
In those days, my day began at 8pm. There were shows to do! Schmoozing to be done! Friends to meet up with! Sleep? Who cared? One of my mantras was, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”
I’ve since learned that it wasn’t the smartest or healthiest thing to do. You probably already know this, but the body and mind both need sleep! I didn’t even think about it. When I owned my production company, my day started at about 7am and ended about 4am, 7 days a week. I know! Insane.
Today, I’m paying a heavy price for that kind of pace. Due to a very complex cocktail of illnesses, all resulting from stress and anxiety inherent in my lifestyle, I am now disabled. I have seizures now under stressful conditions, I’m not allowed to drive or use the transit system and I’m also not allowed to walk more than a mile.
So, I’m pretty much stuck here by myself everyday. Its a good thing I enjoy my own company, otherwise things could be pretty bad.
I’m only making one resolution this year and that is to become more comfortable with my limitations and focus on what I can do, rather than what I can’t. Like seeing the grandchildren more.
And, I’ll continue to write this blog everyday, write a couple more books and put my DVD together and out to market.
In the meantime, I’m going to take naps. Lots of them. In fact, I’m getting a little sleepy right now.
See you tomorrow.
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